‘We won’t have the fact-checkers dictate our campaign. We will not let the truth get in the way.’”
Neil Newhouse, Pollster, Mitt Romney campaign
This quote is attributed to Mr Newhouse by Barack Obama as reported by the New York Times.
There is only one problem, it is not what Mr Newhouse said. What he said, while a little similar, has an entirely different meaning.
Following is the real quote:
“These fact-checkers come to those ads with their own sets of thoughts and beliefs. We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”
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While the statement he made was kind of a dumb one to make IMHO, it is not the same as what Obama said and what the New York Times is reporting.
We might as well get used to this though, this is the American media.
While no one is calling Obama on this, we do have almost the entire fringe media out furiously fact-checking Paul Ryan's claims of marathon running prowess.
It seems that he misrepresented himself on his fastest marathon time in that he said he ran in less than 3 hours when he actually ran in over 4 hours.
When will these politicians learn that there are records? They can lie but sharp minded investigative journalists will find the truth eventually.
In this case we had the Associated Press, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, and the Los Angeles Times uncover this story and report on it.
No word yet if Romney will replace him on the ticket.